Lesley Cohen

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Lesley E. Cohen
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Nevada State Assembly, District 29
Former member
In office
February 4, 2013 - November 5, 2014
Elections and appointments
AppointedDecember 18, 2012
Appointed byClark County Commission
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nevada-Reno, 1993
J.D.DePaul University, 1996
Date of birthDecember 22, 1970
Campaign website
Lesley E. Cohen (b. December 22, 1970) is a former Democratic member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 29 from her appointment on December 18, 2012, to 2014. She was appointed to the chamber to replace April Mastroluca, who resigned on November 30, 2012.


Henderson's professional experience includes working as an attorney and a volunteer with Legal Aid of Southern Nevada.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cohen served on the following committees:

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining



See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Nevada State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Lesley Cohen was set to face Daniel Mathis in the Democratic primary, but Mathis withdrew before the primary, leaving Cohen unopposed. Stephen Silberkraus defeated Amy Groves in the Republican primary. Cohen was defeated by Silberkraus in the general election.[2][3][4]

Nevada State Assembly District 29, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Silberkraus 54.8% 7,474
     Democratic Lesley Cohen Incumbent 45.2% 6,171
Total Votes 13,645
Nevada State Assembly, District 29 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Silberkraus 60.4% 1,413
Amy Groves 39.6% 928
Total Votes 2,341


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In 2013, the 77th Nevada State Legislature was in session from February 4 through June 4.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
April Mastroluca (D)
Nevada State Assembly District 29
Succeeded by
Stephen Silberkraus (R)